Photos Technik Museum Speyer
Photos Technik Museum Speyer

Photos Technik Museum Speyer

Many people are not aware that the Soviets developed a Space Shuttle that actually surpassed the American Space Shuttle in performance and cargo capacity. The fact that one of the test vehicles is on display in Germany is also a surprise to many people. T

The museum also possesses many original Soviet space suits actually worn by Cosmonauts during the last forty years. Also interesting are items used in the Mir space Station including Cosmonaut food, a toilet and clothes. The museum has many more interesti

Speyer - Technik Museum Speyer

Entrance of the Technik Museum Speyer, a great place for a day out when in the area

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

The OK-GLI was a test vehicle in the Buran program, constructed in 1984, and used for 25 test flights between 1985 and 1988

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

Platform that allows visitors to look inside the Buran Space shuttle displayed in the Speyer Technik Museum

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

Nine taxi tests and twenty-five test flights of OK-GLI were performed from Cosmodrome Baikonur after which the vehicle was worn out

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

The Buran is fitted with four AL-31 jet engines mounted at the rear, it could take off under its own power for flight tests

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI cargo bay

There is more space in the cargo bay of the Buran compared to the Space Shuttle because it does not require its own engine for launch

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

The Buran program began in 1974 and was suspended in 1993, it was a response to the United States Space Shuttle program

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

Spheres in the Buran Cargo Bay that probably contain oxygen or other gasses

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

Rear of the Buran seen from the inside of the rear compartment that visitors can see from a small area in the shuttle

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

Electrical wiring in the rear compartment of the Buran OK-GLI seen from a bubble glass in the rear body of the space craft

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI

Box inside the Buran Space Craft with electrical systems, switches and relays

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI cockpit

Cockpit of the Buran space shuttle with computers and instruments that were state of the art during the 1980s

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI hydrolic rudder drive

Hydraulic drive for one of the Buran rudders displayed in the exhibition with many Buran items

Speyer - Buran OK-GLI pilot seat

Actual pilot suit from the cockpit Buran Space Shuttle, later models would be fitted with ejection seats

Speyer - BOR-5

The BOR-5 is a 1:8 Buran model used to test the aerodynamic characteristics of the Buran, it was in space on June, 27th 1987

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